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Shaped something like a meat cleaver poised above Texas, the Sooner State was homesteaded in a novel way. In 1889, a land rush opened up Oklahoma Country (the so-called Unassigned Lands) to homesteading. Not everyone played by the rules. Some snuck across the starting line before the signal was given. These cheaters came to be called “Sooners.” After Oklahoma became a state in 1907, this pejorative became a term of waggish self-regard for unabashed Oklahomans. The name Oklahoma is a combination of two Choctaw words “okla,” which means “people,” and homma, which means “red.” In the Choctaw language, Oklahoma Territory meant “Indian Territory.” Oklahoma is the only state in the Union that has an official state meal. It’s quite a spread, a comprehensive tour of southern specialties, consisting of barbecue pork, biscuits with sausage and gravy, chicken fried steak, cornbread, black-eyed peas, grits, corn, fried okra, squash, strawberries, and pecan pie.

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Home Town: Springfield, Missouri, USA
Living In: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
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I am retired. I raised four daughters with the help of my husband. We were involved in sports as my husband coached our daughters in Fast Pitch Softball and we traveled to many states. I catered weddings and baked large and small wedding cakes. Now my hobby seems to be organizing recipes and trying out new recipes as often as I can. I also have started a quilt...the key word here is"started".

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World's Best Lasagna

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2014 by LoloBear   view full review
This is absolutely true to it's name--the best! I use oven ready lasagne noodles and they...

J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2014 by CoOkInGnUt   view full review
These was really good. I made 2 batches the first one I followed the recipe to a T. They...

Sweet Carrot Salad

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2014 by CoOkInGnUt   view full review
This was very good I made this with some bbq and was gone in no time at all. Only changes I...

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